Flabbergasted I was
when I first noticed it.
It was my shadow.
The birds were on the way
back to their dwellings.
It was dusk.
The shadow started
from my toe,
lasted till infinity.
A bit amused, amazed and afraid -
I touched it.
I jumped, I ran, I hid -
Tried my level best
to get detached
but no luck!
Eventually, perceived -
It will not depart.
Time flew, the bitter human tendency crept-in -
I ceased to care about it anymore.
I Grew up - learnt the 'taleem' of relations,
friendships and acquaintances.
Lost! - Completely sold myself
in the world of mere illusions.
Laughed in the light, wept in the dark,
kept the promises, shared the secrets.
I enjoyed, I suffered.
Felt the caprice with companions
but learned life in solitude.
Dumbstruck I was when the death arrived-
so much left to do, so little done..!
My dead body laid on the floor -
The shadow, still attached, accompanied...